Project
Diagnostic Centre in Bikaner

Category 
Best Project of Public Building or Facility

About the project
Bikaner is a town in the North-Western part of the hot and dry state of Rajasthan in India. The client, a local medical professional, approached us to conceptualize a diagnostic center on a small plot of 4000 sq.ft in the heart of the town. The brief was to maximize space usage and provide a state of art center which would be one of its kind in the tier three city of Bikaner.
We had to make sure that along with the spatial planning a comfortable and conducive environment would be an necessity as the weather in Bikaner is quite extreme with temperatures touching 40 degrees often during summers. Since this is medical facility, the indoor comfort would be all the more essential.
The design approach was to introduce passive cooling systems and adapt to local environmental conditions to provide occupants with the required thermal comfort around the year. This is the main design driver in low energy and vernacular architecture.

Location
Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Project design year
2022

Applicant and authors of the project
Mandviwala Qutub and Associates (MQA). 
The team at MQA concentrates on delivering smart and efficient designs which are created with keeping our eyes in the future. It is through built spaces that we experience life. MQA firmly believes that as architects and urban planners we influence the way human existence evolves.
Project by
Qutub Mandviwala, Sweta Parab.

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